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SC Refuses To Take 'Elitist' View Of Banning Beggars From Streets Amid Pandemic

Jul 27, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The top court issued notices to the Centre and the Delhi government, seeking their responses within two weeks on a petition for rehabilitation of beggars and their vaccination amid the pandemic

Philippines' Duterte To Deliver Final Speech To Congress Amid Crises

Jul 26, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Rodrigo Duterte will be winding down his six-year term amid a raging pandemic, a battered economy and his legacy


Covid Pushed Around 124 Million People Back Into Poverty In 2020: UN Report

The UN estimates that the number of people suffering from hunger, which was already climbing before the pandemic, may have increased by 83-132 million

Covid-19 Hits Maternal Care, Underlines Gender Divide

Apr 13, 2021 Poonam Muttreja

The status of women in their families is a key factor in maternal health, besides poverty, caste, education and nutrition


Biden Aims At Big Relief Package For Citizens Without Touching A Tripwire Of Inflation.

Biden says his government can use coronavirus relief plan not only to stop a pandemic, jobs crisis but also to tackle deep issues of poverty, inequality and more

27 February, 2021

Unable To Afford Treatment For Elder Daughter, AP Parents Sell Younger Daughter For Rs 10K

Outlook Web Bureau

The girl was rescued by officers of the women and child welfare department on Thursday, a day after she was married off.


25 January, 2021

While 12.2 Crore People Lost Jobs, Indian Billionaires Grew Richer By 35% During Lockdown: Oxfam

Outlook Web Bureau

The report said the increase in wealth of the top 11 billionaires of India during the pandemic could sustain the rural job scheme MGNREGA for 10 years or the Health Ministry for 10 years.


25 January, 2021

Record Rise In Global Inequality In Post-Covid World; Need For Radical Economical Shift: Oxfam

Associated Press (AP)

Women and marginalised racial and ethnic groups are 'more likely to be pushed into poverty, more likely to go hungry, and more likely to be excluded from healthcare' in Covid aftermath


15 December, 2020

Hunger Study Predicts 168,000 Pandemic-Linked Child Deaths

Associated Press (AP)

Before the pandemic, the number of stunted children declined globally each year, from 199.5 million in 2000 to 144 million in 2019.


08 November, 2020

UK Pulls A U-turn, Backs Soccer Star Marcus Rashford's Child Hunger Campaign

Associated Press (AP)

Rashford's Twitter campaign asking the Conservative government to pay for free school meals for disadvantaged students over the holidays quickly gathered steam.


03 September, 2020

Revisiting Ray’s Films In The Current Socio-Economic Context Of India

By Annesha Mukherjee and Satyaki Dasgupta

The despair shown fifty years back is felt across the country today, where we see systematic witch-hunt of poets, writers, students, professors, activists and trade unionists.


24 July, 2020

Struck By Poverty, Migrant Labourer Sells 15-day-old Daughter For Rs 45,000; Cops Rescue Baby

PTI

The man sold his daughter to two women for Rs 45,000 on July 2 but kept his wife in dark.


17 July, 2020

India Lifted 273 Million People Out Of Poverty Between 2005-15, Most In The World: UN

PTI

The data released by UNDP and OPHI shows that 65 out of 75 countries significantly reduced their multidimensional poverty levels between 2000 and 2019.


28 May, 2020

Hunger, In Black And White

Sudharak Olwe and Soma Das

On World Hunger Day, an ace photographer’s walk down hunger lane is made more poignant by the pandemic which haunts us today.


15 May, 2020

Nutrition, Poverty And Women Power

Aiswarya Biswal

An anganwadi worker in Odisha’s poorest tribal district epitomises how change can, and must begin from the grassroots


31 March, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak Could Throw Millions Of Asians Into Poverty, Says World Bank

Associated Press (AP)

Under a worse-case scenario, the region could suffer its sharpest downturn since a devastating currency crisis more than two decades ago, the bank said in an updated forecast released Monday.


01 February, 2020

Union Budget 2020: What Nirmala Sitharaman Said About Indian Economy, GST And Poverty

Outlook Web Bureau

Presenting the Union Budget for 2020-21, Sitharaman said it is aimed at boosting income and purchasing power of people.


09 January, 2020

Opinion | People’s Assembly -- An antithesis To UN General Assembly?

Pradeep Baisakh

When the UN SDG Summit was taking place on September 24 and 25, 2019 at the UN headquarters, a parallel People’s Assembly was being held at the UN Church Center


Photo Gallery

Bihar Police personnel arrive at an election cluster before leaving for polling stations on the eve of the first phase of Bihar Panchayat Elections 2021, at Kudra block of Kaimur district.

PTI Photo

Assistant Professors from 12 different states display banners during the 24th day of their peacful protest to demand sustainability plan for young and highly qualified teachers, at Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Vijay Verma

A view of Udaypur beach near Digha in East Midnapore district.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

A glimpse of the India-Nepal joint military training exercise Surya Kiran XV, in Pithoragarh.

PTI Photo

Farmers and traders sell their buffaloes at a weekly animal market, after authorities eased covid-19 restrictions further, in Karad, Maharashtra.

PTI Photo
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